Sunday, 26 August 2012

Wiltshire to Wales..& 101 in Mallard

101 new birds ringed in the Mallard nets Saturday am to Sunday am inclusive. Wendy and I were joined by Olly Fox from Wiltshire RG on his third ringing visit to us.

The highlight our 2nd heaviest Sedge Warbler ever. This bird, a retrapped adult weighing a massive19.2g, (fat score 6).
This Sedgie was ringed by us on 18th August 2010 (not retrapped since)....with an Aquatic Warbler and in a large Sedge Warbler movement's origins...??

Some numbers from this last 26 hours, all new birds totalled below;-
Reed Warbler - 19
Sedge Warbler - 12
Chiffchaff - 10
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Swallow - 54(34 juv, 20 adult)
Pied Wagtail - 1
Wren - 1
Blue Tit - 3.

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